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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

List of Cinemalaya Movie Directors Competing for 2014

CINEMALAYA Philippine Independent Film Festival 2014 is celebrating Year 10.

And the excitement has started!

In the facebook of Mell Navarro he annouced that just recently, hours after deliberation of the Cinemalaya selection committee, few filmmakers’ names was posted on PEP Alerts (Twitter account of PEP.PH)


They are in, mga pasok daw as “semi-finalists” in the DIRECTORS SHOWCASE Category, until gathered three (3) more names na pasok rin daw at na-interview na rin like the others.

In the tradition of Cinemalaya theres only 5 Directors that will be in the final list.

Kung hindi magbabago ang tradition, TOP 5 lamang po ang kukunin.

This list is temporary, a collection from PEP Alerts and some sources.

It's not yet officially coming from Cinemalaya but as we have posted this there's no “violent reactions” yet na maaaring may nakasamang di dapat.

Here is the unofficial list of Cinemalaya Movie Directors for 2014.

1. ADOLFO ALIX, JR. / Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr.
2. JOSELITO ALTAREJOS / Jay Altarejos
3. RONALDO BERTUBIN / Roni Bertubin
4. MARYO J. DELOS REYES / Maryo J. Delos Reyes
5. LAWRENCE FAJARDO / Law Fardo
6. LOUIE IGNACIO / Louie Ignacio
7. JOEL LAMANGAN / Joel Lamangan
8. JUN ROBLES LANA / Jun Robles Lana
9. CHRIS MARTINEZ / Christopher Dacanay Martinez
10. GIL PORTES / Gil Portes
11. ALEJANDRO “BONG” RAMOS 
12. CARLOS SIGUION-REYNA / Carlos Siguion-Reyna
13. MICHAEL TUVIERA / Michael Tuviera

TRULY EXCITING line-up of TOP 13, isn't it?

For the NEW BREED Category, NA-INTERVIEW na po ang TOP 27 (yes, as per source, top 27, and not 25)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Most Awaited Movies in 2014

20th Century Fox lined up it's list of movies for the year 2014. The good news is they're all in 3D Digital format.

You will experience real life movie. It's opening movie is Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, with hyphen, from also known as 20th Century Fox, or 20th Century Fox Pictures, is one of the six major American film studios as of 2011.

It's Located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, just west of Beverly Hills, the studio used to be a subsidiary of News Corporation, but now it's currently a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

The company was founded on May 31, 1935.

20th Century Fox dominates all timeline this 2014 with its lineup of movies spanning millions of years in the past and into the future utilizing unprecedented tools in moviemaking to tell the most unforgettable stories meant to be seen only in cinemas.

                Experience a new kind of real in “Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie” as it transports us back in time in prehistoric Alaska.  Find out what life was really like 70 million years ago when these awe-inspiring, prehistoric dinosaurs roamed the earth.  At the heart of the movie is Patchi (voiced by Justin Long) as he and his family embark on a perilous and exciting journey across Alaska. The movie also features the voice of John Leguizamo ("Ice Age's" Sid) who voices Alex, a prehistoric bird who became Patchi's friend.

                “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” stars Ben Stiller, a story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.  Sean Penn, Shirley McClaine and Kathryn Hahn joins Stiller in this awe-inspiring journey of self-discovery.

                George Clooney directs and stars in the action thriller “The Monuments Men” set at the backdrop of World War II  based on the bestselling non-fiction book “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel with Bret Witter about an unlikely group of men tasked to retrieve highly regarded art masterpieces stolen by Hitler across the globe.  Clooney pooled an impressive cast that includes Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban and Dmitri Leonidas.

                Another kind of heist during World War II happens in the humorous drama “The Book Thief” starring Geoffrey Rush, Emma Watson and newcomer Sophie Nielsen in the titular role. Based on the beloved bestselling novel by Markus Zusak of the same title, the movie tells the inspiring story of a spirited and courageous young girl named Liesel, who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.

                Animation giant DreamWorks is set to take the audience on a wild ride in “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” and “How To Train Your Dragon 2.”

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Star Cinema and Regal Films Merge for MMFF 2013's Sole Horror Entry, 'Pagpag: Siyam Na Buhay!'


In line with its 20th anniversary, Star Cinema reunites with Regal Films as the two giant film companies bring together the country’s hottest young stars in Papag, Siyam Na Buhay – the biggest, most horrific, and most chilling film of the year.

Pagpag is the only horror film that will participate in the much-awaited 39th Metro Manila Film Festival this December and it stars Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Paolo Avelino, Shaina Magdayao and Clarence Delgado with the support of Matet De Leon, Dominic Roque, Miles Ocampo, CJ Navato, Michelle Vito, Janus Del Prado, and Marvin Yap.

Directed by Frasco Santos Mortiz and written by Joel Mercado. Pagpag is inspired by the ancient Filipino tradition that is anchored on the superstitious belief that one should not go directly home after visiting a wake at the risk of bringing home evil spirits.

The film’s subtitle, Siyam Na Buhay represents 9 prevalent Filipino superstitious beliefs that are associated with deaths and funerals and are observed and practiced to this very day by most Filipinos. It is said and widely believed that once broken, sinister deaths representing each of the 9 beliefs shall await anyone who violates and disrespects these ancient practices.

The beliefs associated with wakes that were explored and violated in the movie are as follow: it is forbidden to go directly home from a funeral; it is forbidden to sweep floors in a wake; it is forbidden for a teardrop to fall on the dead’s coffin; it is forbidden to use the mirror in a wake; it is forbidden to bring home food from the wake; it is forbidden to go to a funeral with a wound; it is forbidden to wipe tears from the dead’s casket; it’s forbidden to spend money intended for the dead; and it is forbidden to accompany visitors to the door as they leave.

In Pagpag, terrifying horrors are unleashed as Cedric (Daniel Padilla) and his friends accidentally visit a funeral that is set up by Leni (Kathryn Bernardo). Every member of the group unwittingly breaks one superstitious belief after the other including the dreaded pagpag as each of them went directly home after the funeral. Unbeknownst to Cedric and Leni, they brought home a malevolent and vengeful spirit.

Cedric and Leni are forced to team up in the hope of containing and abating the wrath of the vengeful spirit and eventually vanquishing it in the process. But as they struggle to succeed, more mishaps occur and they run out of options in saving their family and friends.   

Aside from the spine-chilling scenes that Pagpag promises, fans and the entire family can also look forward to a touch of humor and romance from Daniel and Kathryn, who are arguably considered as the reigning teen royalty of primetime television, as well as from the characters portrayed by Paulo Avelino and Shaina Magdayao who are paired for the very first time in the silver screen.  

“Pagpag is definitely a super scary movie but behind its gripping story is the universal message that love and sacrifice for family truly conquers all,” says Daniel.

Kathryn on the other hand says that aside from being a suspense-thriller, Pagpag is also an adventure movie that everyone will surely enjoy, “The movie tackles the age-old conflict of good versus evil and it’s so exciting to witness the journey of our characters and see whether or not we will overcome the evil that our characters will face.” 

Pagpag, Siyam Na Buhay will be shown in cinemas nationwide starting December 25.

Monday, November 11, 2013

SM Cinemas Bring "Pokemon's Genesect and the Legend Awakened" Movie



On Nov. 13, 2013, selected SM cinemas will exclusively feature the Philippine debut of a Pokemon movie and the 16th anime movie of the franchise. Genesect and the Legend Awakened is the last part of the Best Wishes movie series trilogy, which started two years ago.

Ash Ketchum, Pikachu, and their friends embark on another adventure as they prevent a Genesect army from attacking the city. A familiar character, Mewtwo, will be teaming up with them, despite supporting the Genesect's plight. However, they come into conflict with the Red Genesect, the leader of the army. Can they be able to save the city?

Every summer since 1998, a Pokemon anime movie is released in theaters for gamers, anime, and manga fans alike. It has also achieved popular success and has been releasing an anime movie for its fans every year. In Asia, it's now being shown in HK, Taiwan, and Korea. And this year, it will make its debut in the Philippines. For all Filipino Pokemon lovers everywhere, now is the time to support the franchise by watching the anime movie in selected SM cinemas starting Nov. 13!



Aside from the main anime movie, moviegoers will also enjoy a short movie entitled "Pokemon: Eevee and Friends". This will feature Pikachu and other Pokemon, highlighting all eight evolutions of Eevee, including the newly-discovered Sylveon!

As part of the the Philippine's first Pokemon anime movie debut, Pokemon fans and moviegoers will be able to get an exclusive Red Genesect paper figure when they come to SM cinemas and watch Genesect and the Legend Awakened. This is only available while supplies last so go to the nearest selected SM cinema where this will be showed to avail of this exclusive item.

But wait, there's more! Pokemon Black and White Version (original and version 2) Gamers will also have a chance to unlock a certain rare pokemon when they go to Megamall on Nov. 16-17 from 1100-1700! To be able to unlock a Lvl 100 Mewtwo (this Pokemon cannot be caught on the wild), go to the Megamall Event Space (http://sm-megamall.com/megamall) and register. Then when you're in Megamall, bring your fully-charged, Nintendo DS series gaming console (either 3DS/DSi LL/DSi/DS Lite/DS) and your DS card for either of the versions mentioned to receive this one-of-a-kind Pokemon! However, take note that you MIGHT get a default when you receive this pokemon if your software has modified/pirated data.

So come to this first in Philippine entertainment and enjoy the perks and treats associated with it. For all Pokemons fans, this event will surely be a feast. (Article By: Paul Bernard Gabion)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Pokwang Returns to Comedy Film via 'Call Center Girl'

AFTER a brief hiatus from Star Cinema’s well-loved comedy genre that endeared her to millions of Filipinos all over the world, Pokwang makes a grand comedic comeback in the title role of the upcoming and highly anticipated family movie Call Center Girl.

It should be noted that Call Center Girl is Pokwang’s 11th film under Star Cinema. Pokwang was previously seen in several of Star Cinema’s blockbuster hits such as the tearjerker A Mother’s Story and the horror-thriller The Healing; most recently, she appeared in a very special role in Kim Chui’s Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? and she was also part of the ensemble cast of the romantic comedy 24/7 In Love, which marked the 20th anniversary of Star Magic in the industry.

Call Center Girl is a hilarious, smart, and laugh-a-minute movie written by Kriz Gazmen and directed by Don Cuaresma.



The movie is centered on Teresa (Pokwang) who is in a desperate race against time to unite her family and win back the affections of her estranged daughter Regina (Jessy Mendiola). By some twist of fate, Teresa (who worked in a cruise ship for 13 years) lands a job in a call center where her daughter Regina is employed thus providing her with the perfect opportunity to rekindle her broken relationship with her daughter. In the process, Teresa encounters a diverse bunch of people from different walks of life. She then gradually appreciates the concept of extended families and ultimately, Teresa and Regina learns the true value of family as both discover their individual purposes in life.

Call Center Girl also stars Enchong Dee, Chokoleit, K Brosas, John “Sweet” Lapus, Dianne Medina, Alex Castro, Ejay Falcon, and Aaron Villaflor.

Call Center Girl is part of Star Cinema’s on-going 20th anniversary and will be shown in cinemas nationwide starting Nov. 27.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Angel Locsin Versus Angelica Panganiban in "One More Try" and Indie Flick "Di Ingon 'Nato" Premiere in Cinema One


 Mainstream cinema and digital film meet this Sunday  (October 27 ) as Cinema One airs the hit romantic drama movie “One More Try” produced by Star Cinema and Cinema One Originals’ horror film “Di Ingon ‘Nato” at  8PM and 10PM respectively.

“One More Try”starring Angel Locsin, Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban and Zanjoe Marudo tells the story of a mother (Locsin) having a terminally ill son. She is forced to reconnect with her child’s estranged father (Dantes) for help. She wants to have another child by him, who can supply their dying child with bone marrow. This daunting process of saving their son, on the other hand, slowly affects and destroys their current relationships.

The heartbreaking film won six trophies from Metro Manila Film Festival 2012 including the Best Picture Award. “There was a lot of tension and it kept rising,” said Rappler’s Carljoe Javier.


Meanwhile, “Di Ingon ‘Nato” (Not Like Us), a zombie film starring Rez Cortez, Mercedes Cabral and Franco Reyes, revolves around a remote mountain village in Cebu, wherein a farmer will commit murder, a young doctor will lose her first patient, and a barangay captain will find a girl brutally murdered in  a cemetery. The entire community will be drawn into mystery, which will be unraveled soon as horrific event will follow and they will have to rely on each other to survive.

“Di Ingon ‘Nato” gained positive reviews from the public. Editor of www.twitch film.com Todd Brown praised the film, which he described as “a very artistic twist on the zombie genre.”

Don’t miss “One More Try” on Blockbuster Sundays at 8PM and “Di Ingon ‘Nato” on Sine Astig at 10PM this Sunday (October 27) only in the number one cable in the Philippines Cinema One available on SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators. For more information and updates, log on tohttp://facebook.com/Cinema1Channel.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dingdong Dantes, Bea Alonzo, and Enrique Gil Spread Love in "She's the One" this October 16!



As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Star Cinema brings together two exciting new screen pairings in “She’s The One”.

This movie, which opens on October 16 in more than 120 theaters nationwide, features two-time Best Actor winner Dingdong Dantes in his first-ever team-up and the box office queen Bea Alonzo in a story about two best friends who find themselves pushed into a complicated romantic situation.

Making this movie a potentially bigger audience draw is the addition of a second new screen tandem in Enrique Gil—dubbed “The Next Ultimate Leading Man”—and Star Magic 2013 discovery and emerging ‘It Girl’ Liza Soberano, who play important roles in the movie.

For their first team-up, Star Cinema wanted a fresh, exciting concept and found it in the story of “She’s The One” written by Charlene Sawit- Esguerra, Anton C. Santamaria, Roumella Nina Monge and the award-winning screenwriter and Star Cinema’s Creative Director Vanessa Valdez. It has all the elements that have made Star Cinema romance movies big hits—like those killer lines of dialogue—but updated for today’s social media-driven generation. It’s a story of friendship, and of those unexpected “Eureka moments” when you realize that the one you’ve always taken for granted just might be “the one”.

Directed by Mae Czarina Cruz, “She’s The One” is about how a long-time friendship can change because of one crazy circumstance that forces two friends to re-evaluate how they feel for each other in this new generation of Facebook, Twitter and viral videos.

When she found out she was going to be working with Dingdong, Bea became very excited. Dingdong had worked with some of the Kapamilya network’s top leading ladies in Kris Aquino (Segunda Mano), Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban (One More Try), but this would be his first time to star opposite Bea, who’s glad she was the one chosen for the project. “Matagal ko na siyang gustong makatrabaho because I’ve heard a lot of good things about him,” says the actress.

Dingdong, for his part, says working outside his home studio is always an exciting thing. After two movies with Star Cinema, he wasn’t expecting to make a third, but was given the opportunity to do so. He describes the experience of working with Bea as “sobrang gaan” and Bea herself as “sobrang bait”.

It’s Dingdong’s first time to try the romance genre after doing a horror movie and a heavy drama.

“I’m so happy that I was given the chance to do this movie, and much more when I found out that I’ll be working with Bea and Enrique,” says Dingdong. “I guess nandoon ‘yung excitement namin pareho ni Bea, for us to portray roles in this kind of a movie about best friends and love.”

The award-winning actor had so much fun making the movie that he can’t wait for the audience to see it when it opens on October 16: “I think I can speak for myself, umpisa pa lang na sobrang excited na excited na ako dito and siguro ‘yun din ang naging dahilan kung bakit nagiging maganda ‘yung resulta ng samahan namin oscreen.”

Because of its casting and storyline, “She’s The One” is easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2013—so make sure you don’t get left out when it opens next week October 16.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gerald Anderson-Piolo Pascual Film "OTJ" International Screening Schedule Released



Check out the International screening of Gerald Anderson  and Piolo Pascual's action-suspense movie "OTJ" below:

ON THE JOB INTERNATIONAL SCREENING
USA
(September 27, 2013)

NEW YORK CITY
AMC Empire 25, New York, NY
Jersey Gardens 20, Elizabeth, NJ

LOS ANGELES/ SAN DIEGO
UA Los Cerritos Galaxy Stadium 11, Cerritos, CA
UA Horton Plaza 14, San Diego, CA
West Covina Stadium 18, West Covina, CA
Orange Stadium Promenade, Orange, CA
AMC Plaza Bonita 14, National City, CA

SAN FRANCISCO/ BAY AREA
Century Tanforan 20, San Bruno, CA
Milpitas Great Mall 20, Milpitas, CA
Elk Grove Laguna 16, Elk Grove, CA
Century Hilltop 16, Richmond, CA
Metreon, San Francisco, CA

DALLAS
Cinemark Legacy 24, Plano, TX

CHICAGO
Village Crossing 18, Skokie, IL

HOUSTON
AMC Studio 30, Houston, TX
Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston, TX

WASHINGTON, D.C.
AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18, Gaithersburg, MD
AMC Hoffman Center 22, Alexandria, VA

HAWAII
Pearlridge West 16, Aiea, HI

LAS VEGAS
Village Square Stadium 18, Las Vegas, NV

CANADA
(September 27, 2013)

Toronto
Coliseum 12 Scarborough, Scarborough, ON
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas, Toronto, ON

Vancouver
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, Vancouver, BC

Montreal
Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas, Montreal, QC

Alberta
Sunridge Calgary, Calgary, AB
Cinema City Movies 12, Edmonton, AB

Manitoba
Cinema City Northgate, Winnipeg, MB

'It Takes a Man and a Woman' Special Drive-In Screening Presented by Cinema One!

The country’s favorite love story, “It Takes a Man and a Woman”, hit the big screen once again, in a romantic drive-in screening event presented by Cinema One held last Friday (September 27) at the the Greenfield District Central Park in Mandaluyong City.

Cinema One invited its audience to fall in love all over again as it revived the story of Miggy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Laida (Sarah Geronimo), shown out in the open and under the moonlight.


With special appearances to made by the movie’s main man, John Lloyd Cruz, Cinema One’s drive-in screening of “It Takes a Man and a Woman” was an event that allowed for an even greater experience of a movie the country has come to know and love. The event was hosted by Andrei Felix and Cesca Litton.

Cinema One also offered special surprises for those who arrived and registered first at the event. The first five hundred people were also given the special treat of free popcorn for the night.

The drive-in screening of “It Takes a Man and a Woman” was open to the public on a first-come-first-served basis. For future events and updates, visit and like Cinema One’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Cinema1Channel).

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ai Ai Delas Alas and Marian Rivera Clash in a Comedy-Epic Film 'Kung Fu Divas'


In its two-decade tradition of sharing stories of pure laughter and entertainment to the Filipino audience, Star Cinema will fill the hearts of moviegoers with good vibes through its newest 20th anniversary offering--"Kung Fu Divas," dubbed as this year's funniest epic comedy-adventure film starring two of the country's "box-office divas," Comedy Queen AiAi delas Alas and 2013 FHM's Sexiest Woman Marian Rivera.

The Onat Diaz-directed film will hit cinemas nationwide on October 2 (Wednesday).

Co-produced by Star Cinema, Reality Entertainment and O & Co. Picture Factory, "Kung Fu Divas" is a story about two bitter rivals in "Hiyas ng Dalampasigan" beauty pageant namely Charlotte (AiAi) and Samantha (Marian), who will be forced to become allies after an unexpected turn of events that put the lives of many in danger.


Can you set aside rivalry and sacrifice your own life for 'world peace?'

Joining AiAi and Marian in "Kung Fu Divas" are Gloria Diaz, Lara Quigaman, Bianca Manalo, and Roderick Paulate who will portray as the powerful ruler San-ing.

Don't miss the world-class special effects, lessons, and the new flavor of comedy from the fresh dynamic duo of AiAi and Marian in the epic comedy-adventure film "Kung Fu Divas" showing on cinemas all over the country on October 2, 2013.

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Face The End of the World Together in Cinema One!


Philippine showbiz’s teen king and queen, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, along with some of today’s finest Star Magic talents, find themselves posed with the question “What would you want to do before the world ends?”, putting their hearts to the test in their hit movie together, “24/7 in Love”, which is set to air this Sunday (September 22) on Cinema One.

An end of the world prediction based on the Mayan calendar causes panic worldwide. In line with this, a young student named Jane (Kathryn Bernardo) comes up with an idea for a video project that she wants to submit in order to win a VIP pass to her ultimate crush’s concert. Being a huge fan of the young actor Billy Fernandez (Daniel Padilla), she decides to circle the city, asking people what they’d do if it were the end of the world.


As she goes around to meet different people, she discovers different love stories that are taking place all around the world, making her cross paths with characters that form a star-studded cast including Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Maja Salvador, Sam Milby, Zanjoe Marudo, Bea Alonzo, John Lloyd Cruz, Angelica Panganiban, Kim Chiu and Diether Ocampo.

Directed by John Lazatin, Mae Czarina Cruz, Frasco Mortiz and Dado Lumibao from Star Cinema, “24/7 in Love” brought together an ensemble to celebrate Star Magic’s 20th anniversary. It has been said to be able to cover love in all forms with its stellar cast of some of the biggest and brightest stars in Philippine cinema today.

Don’t miss out on “24/7 in Love” airing at 8:00 p.m. on the Blockbuster Sundays movie block of Cinema One (SkyCable channel 56 and Destiny Cable analog channel 37 or digital channel 56), the Philippines’ number one cable channel. For program schedules and updates, visit and like www.facebook.com/Cinema1Channel.

Monday, September 16, 2013

2013 National Fim Festival 'Sineng Pambansa' Opens in All SM Cinemas




The Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with SM Cinema, the largest cinema exhibitor chain in the country, brings you SinengPambansa National Film Festival 2013 – All-Masters Edition. To launch this September, the National Film Festival (NFF) 2013 – All Masters Edition will feature twelve of the best and most prolific film directors in the country. This year’s NFF will showcase fresh masterpieces from Philippine’s cinema greats: TikoyAguiluz, Mel Chionglo, PequeGallaga and Lore Reyes, Joel Lamangan, Elwood Perez, Gil Portes, Jose Javier Reyes, Maryo J. Delos Reyes, ChitoRono, Romeo Suzara and Celso Ad Castillo.

Elwood Perez of the BilanginangBituinsaLangit fame, makes a comeback with Otso starring veteran actress Anita Linda which is a story of an ambidextrous, aging author who calls on his Muse to rid of his writer’s block while Gil M. Portes, director of the GawadUrian-winning MgaMuntingTinig directs Isang Tag-arawni Twinkle, an account of a drug addict who seeks rehabilitation and in the process re-connects with her dying father. Isang Tag-arawni Twinkle stars actress Ellen Adarna.

Much awaited among the line-up is the familiar powerhouse tandem of Lore Reyes and PequeGallaga who, for this festival, has Sonata to offer. Sonata, which stars dramatic artists Cherrie Gil and Richard Gomez, tells the story of a worn-out artist who recovers her spirit through a relationship with a young boy. Gallaga and Reyes had worked on a few films in the past which includes Magic Temple and Batang X.

Jose Javier Reyes, known for his mainstream blockbusters such as Kasal, Kasali, Kasaloand Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi directs AnoAngKulayngmgaNakalimutangPangarap?which has Bobby Andrews, Angel Aquino and Ryan Agoncillo in the cast. The movie traces the life of Teresa, who has dedicated sixty years of her life to the service of a middle class family at the expense of her own happiness and fulfilment. Now that the matriarch of the family has died, the children who were under her care have flown back from abroad to bury their mother and decide on the fate of their nanny.

RomySuzara comes back with his NFF opusTinik. Tiniktells the story of a middle-aged couturier who faces the many problems of being gay while, in the midst of all the dilemma, tries to hold on to his own dignity. Tinik stars Raymond Bagatsing and Hayden Kho. Suzara rose to fame in the early seventies with movies like TatlongMukhani Rosa Vilmaand Carinosa, both starring veteran actress Vilma Santos. TikoyAguiluz, on the other hand, directs Eman, a biopic on EmanLacaba, a brilliant poet turned activist with Matinee idol Derek Ramsey playing the lead role. Aguiluz has directed a similar biopic in the mid-80s:Balweg which is about rebel priest Fr. ConradoBalweg.

Lauriana by Mel Chionglocenters on domestic drama about a Philippine Constabulary soldier’s mistress in the 1950s. The film tackles obsession, passionate love and abuse.  Based on a true story, Chionglo describes the film as a psychological thriller. The film casts Bangs Garcia and AllenDizon.

A couple of this year’s NFF’s films have strong political themes. ChitoRono’s film Badil’s story revolves around a small barrio’s corrupted voting system seen through the eyes of a young boy while Joel Lamangan’sLihis is set in the 70s Martial Law era where two male members of a rebel organization, in the midst of their crusade, share an intimate relationship. Lihis stars Jake Cuenca and JoemBascon with Isabelle Daza, Lovi Poe and Ms. Gloria Diaz.

Veteran director Maryo J. Delos Reyes’Bamboo Flowers completes the line-up and is a film that tackles the rousing beauty of the Bohol Island and the lives of the people in it. The film casts indie film siren MyleneDizon with Max Collins, Neil Ryan Sese and Ruru Madrid. Maryo J. Delos Reyes directed Magnifico which won the Crystal Bear Award in the Berlin International Film Festival.
Each of the director’s film is set in their respective hometowns: Maryo J. de los Reyes in Bohol, TikoyAguiluz in Davao, PequeGallaga in Bacolod, and Mel Chionglo in Quezon, with undisclosed places for ChitoRoƱo and Jose Javier Reyes.

NFF will also feature a Masters’ Master Tribute to the late grate Celso Ad Castillo with the screening of his last film BahayngLagim with the documentary The Gospel According to Celso Kid. The festival, in honor of two other Philippine cinema legends Lino Brocka and Manuel Conde, will also screen the late directors’ films namely the restored version of Maynila: Sa MgaKukongLiwanag and Genghis Khan, respectively.

SinengPambansa National Film Festival 2013 will run from September 11 to 17 at all SM Cinema branches nationwide

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mario Maurer and Erich Gonzales' Film "Suddenly It's Magic" Airs in Cinema One


Model-actor Mario Maurer, who had already won the hearts of many worldwide, finally finds a love worth keeping as he gets on a flight to the Philippines to take a break away from his acting career as a Thai tourist named Marcus in the hit romantic film “Suddenly It’s Magic”, which is set to air on Cinema One this Sunday (September 15).

During his trip to the Philippines, he meets Joey (Erich Gonzales), who has inherited a bakeshop and her mother’s recipes. The two eventually find a different kind of comfort in each other—though it is continually put to the test as their own worlds collide. In what seemed to be an almost star-crossed relationship, the question lies in whether or not the two can survive the conflicts of reality and still remain side by side.

Don’t miss out on “Suddenly It’s Magic” airing at 8:00 p.m. on the Blockbuster Sundays movie block of Cinema One, the Philippines’ number one cable channel, available on SkyCable channel 56. Cinema One is also proud to announce that beginning September 15, it will also be made available on Destiny Cable channel 37 on analog and channel 56 on digital.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Andi Eigenmann, Eugene Domingo, Billi Crawford, and Maricel Soriano Join Forces in 'Momzillas'



Diamond Star Maricel Soriano and 'Rough Diamond' Star Eugene Domingo will take moviegoers in a laugh trip they will never forget as the two comedy veterans play as warring mothers in the newest comedy masterpiece of award-winning director Wenn V. Deramas, "Momzillas."

Co-produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films, "Momzillas" will be shown on cinemas nationwide on September 18 (Wednesday). Together with Maricel and Eugene in the movie are Billy Crawford and Andi Eigenmann.

Part of the year-long celebration of Star Cinema's 20th anniversary in the movie industry, "Momzillas" will share with the viewers a funny and witty story about two families and two mothers (Maricel at Eugene) who will do everything just to beat each other.

Will the beautiful love story of their kids (Billy and Andi) be affected by two mommies who both fight like godzilla?

Completing the cast of "Momzillas" are Candy Pangilinan, Joey Paras, Atak, Mel Martinez, Eagle Riggs, Paul Jake Castillo, Christian Vasquez, Luz Valdez and Divina Valencia.

Don't miss Star Cinema's newest 20th anniversary offering, "Momzillas," to hit cinemas nationwide on September 18, 2013.

Monday, September 9, 2013

'Tinik' - National Film Festival 2013 Entry (Movie Poster and Trailer)


"Tinik" is one of the entry of this year's "Sineng Pambansa," (National Film Festival) - All Masters Edition. The film is helm by the veteran director, Romy Suzara who is also the man behind Vilma Santos' hit classic films like Tatlong Mukha ni Rosa Vilma and Carinosa,

Here is the trailer of the said movie:



Tinik tells the story of a middle-aged couturier who faces the many problems of being gay while, in the midst of all the dilemma, tries to hold on to his own dignity. Tinik stars Ricardo Cepeda and Lemuel Pelayo.

Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013 will run from September 11 to 17 at all SM Cinema branches nationwide.